Bruce Willis’ wife, Emma Heming Willis, has recently responded to claims that she is exploiting her husband’s diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) for publicity.
The family of the “Die Hard” actor had previously disclosed that he was coping with aphasia. They then only months later revealed that he had been diagnosed with FTD.
In a video shared on her Instagram, Emma denied allegations of seeking “five minutes” of fame. Instead, she expressed her intention to use her platform to advocate for her husband and raise awareness about FTD. She also revealed her plans to turn her grief and anger into something productive and positive.
Recently, Emma made a plea to the paparazzi to respect Bruce’s privacy following his new diagnosis.
The actor was spotted by photographers while grabbing coffee with a friend over the weekend. In her video, Emma Heming explained how stressful it can be for people with dementia to navigate the outside world and called for more education and awareness about the condition.
Addressing the video people and photographers, Emma requested that they give Bruce space and not harass him with questions or shoutouts. She also emphasized the importance of Bruce being able to move around safely.
Bruce’s FTD diagnosis was made public in February 2023. Sine then, Emma Heming has been vocal about the impact of the disease on their lives since then.